Home Tour: Brooklyn Brownstone Gem

30 October 2011 0


Via Martha Stewart
When it comes to architecture and facades in particular, I have a soft spot: I love brickwork. Thus, I fell instantaneously in love with this Brooklyn based brownstone building. Munich, the city I live in, lacks brownstone buildings. For lovely brickwork I need to travel to the country’s north, to cities like Hamburg, Bremen, or Hannover, where Holly from Decor8 lives (one of my sources of inspiration).

In this amazing example, the owners managed to transform this house into a real family-oriented home and revamp its interiors with a tasteful mix of modern and classic furniture and home decor. Can you believe the big living space and kitchen were a parlor? 

I love the consistent colour theme with earthy browns and natural hues and how cool are the huge illustrations of the apple and the pear? There is another tiny little highlight for me: The wooden monkey figurine by Danish designer Kay Bojesen. Simply adorable! I love tiny details that catch my attention.


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  • Reply Chi (BYW) 30 October 2011 at 20:27

    What a great find, Igor – that reading nook is adorable!

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar 30 October 2011 at 20:30

    I love this space – did you know it belongs to the Editor in Chief of Martha Stewart Living? No surprise that it’s so wonderful, hey! I love the corner seating for dining in the kitchen – it feels cosy and welcoming.

  • Reply Igor Josifovic 30 October 2011 at 20:36

    Thank you:-) I love the reading nook and the artwork! And yes, I read the article over at MSL – wish I had such a lofty space:-))

  • Reply Gerard 30 October 2011 at 21:44

    Love the Kay Bojesen Monkey and Arne Jacobsen’s Swan. Maybe a wee bit too much brown for me, but that apple & pear really work.

  • Reply Carolila 31 October 2011 at 03:11

    Oh did you already mention when i can move in??

  • Reply Oliver @ Sabi Style 31 October 2011 at 11:58

    Wow – in a word.

    I love a home like this that is so full of details cleverly woven together to create such an amazing space.

    That side table with the brass lamp and 2 candle sticks is just perfection!

    The kitchen is the win for me. I love the Tolix bar stools with their industrial edge that ties in so well with the wall colour. You are right – how cool are those two pictures of the apple and pear!

  • Reply PopArtRockGirlYeah! 31 October 2011 at 13:34

    I want those apple and pear prints, immediately!

  • Reply Fenny Setiawan 31 October 2011 at 13:55

    I love this Igor, We don’t have such home also here in Malaysia. Bricks is always intriguing material for me.

  • Reply Igor Josifovic 31 October 2011 at 13:59

    I know, Fenny, I long for brickwork, too!
    @PopArtRockGirlYeah! Too late, I’ll take them first:-))))

  • Reply Nicola (BYW) 31 October 2011 at 15:12

    Hey Igor – I saw this and loved it but couldn’t remember where! So thank you for bringing it back to my attention. I particularly remember the lovely splash of the apple and pear – and those orange frames…

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